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Any news on a FTM capable SD DVR (an R16?)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jwd45244, Mar 8, 2007.

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  1. qwerty

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    What does "invibe" mean?
     
  2. Earl Bonovich

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    I thought this was thread was about the next SD-DVR ?

    So if that is in the fact, you pretty much have then hit on the exact reason why there will NEVER be a merger between the two.

    It is not logistically possible, to replace:
    ~40 million receivers to be EchoStar compatible
    Or a fairly close number of EchoStar users to be compatibile with DirecTV's signals...

    Then scheduling the installers to repoint all the dishes at which ever sat slots are the ones to be used... as one of them would have to change.
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    As for this MPEG-4 for SD compression....

    MPEG-2 on the level that DirecTV is using it is so refined, to the point for SD material... that you are not going to see a significant change in size with the MPEG-4 compression codec.... not for a long time... as regardless what everyone may think... MPEG-4 is still "new" enough to this type of implementation, it has a LONG way to go....

    And then with most things... do the COST justify the returns.... and how long will it take to recoup that cost, and will that cost be recouped before the next thing comes along...


    You are already going to eventually see an improvement.... as the SOURCE of the SD material improves... as more networks start to use HD as their source for their SD, you will see an improvement....


    The remove of MPEG-2 HD from the core SD Sat positions, will help... and will have impact... but to what degree....
     
  3. sgnhaf

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    they was going to agree to that 2 year time frame, so that means they were either telling the fcc bouldedash OR they had a plan for it....

    if it was the latter, then let us switch to mpeg 4......

    so that way one less decoding for the machine to do

    and great directv, dropping LIfetime Real Women
     
  4. Earl Bonovich

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    [strike]Chris[/strike]

    So now you where in the internal meetings when they were discussing the merger? either way.... It's isn't something that is going to happen now... and a LOT has changed since they last attempted to merged....

    As for the "switch to mpeg-4"... seriously... what part of this thread, are you not connecting with: The Cost of doing this, the volume of receivers that would have to be replaced/updated, the pure logistics of doing that swap/update, to gain how much out of it.

    The push is HD... regardless of how much you may not want HD, and want every SD channel in the history of broadcasting to be included on the DirecTV lineup.... the conversion to HD channels has started...


    And what in the world is the "drop" comment about Lifetime Real Women... there are plenty of articles discussing the issue between DirecTV and Lifetime... ?
     
  5. ajwillys

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    Amen to that, surely the cost of parts is much cheaper than the cost of developing and maintaining SO many different boxes. IMHO, there should only be two:

    HD Receiver - SWM capable
    HD DVR - SWM capable
     
  6. qwerty

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    I was thinking the same! :lol:
     
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